#FUNKO ANNOUNCES THE COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO TAKEAWAY WITH ‘FUNKOVILLE,’ A AWESOME BOOTH EXPERIENCE FOR #SDCC FANS
Events Include Funddays Panel and Hall H with Rosario Dawson, Simu Liu, and William Zabka
Funkoville Shows Interactive Film Theatre,
Diner and Grocery Store, Loungefly Boutique, and Mondo Record Store
SEATTLE, WA – June 14, 2022 – Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or “The Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO) today announced plans for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), including “Funkoville,” an immersive, fan-focused community experience (Booth #5341, Booth #5137, Booth #5145). Leading pop culture lifestyle brands will also host blacklight-themed Fundays, Hall H panels with celebrity guests Rosario Dawson, Simu Liu and William Zabka, and more at the highly anticipated event from July 21 to July 24.
Accessible with the official SDCC badge, fans are invited to enter the streets of “Funkoville” to explore the incredible surroundings, including cinemas, restaurants and grocery stores, the Mondo record store and the Loungefly boutique, which will offer exclusives from Pop!, Vinyl Soda and Loungefly. The exclusive will also be available to fans via Funko.com.
Funkoville tours can be seen here!
“After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are delighted to be returning to San Diego Comic-Con with an even greater presence than ever before,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Chief Executive Officer of Funko. “Always engineering new and exciting personal experiences, ‘Funkoville’ is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse our fans in a Funko-inspired world that brings together everything they love about our brand: exclusive products, celebrities and more.”
Funko’s presence at SDCC will include:
Held annually during the SDCC, this year’s Fundays will be themed black light, featuring various contests, exclusive prizes and special guests. A separate non-convention ticket ($150) is required for entry. For more information, please follow Funko’s social media channels @originalfunko.
Join Funko in Hall H for Pop! Talk features Rosario Dawson, Simu Liu, and William Zabka.
Fans can stay up-to-date with upcoming events, experiences and products by visiting Funko.com and following the brand on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture lifestyle brand. Funko designs, searches, and distributes licensed pop culture products across a wide range of categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, luxury goods, clothing, homewares, and accessories for consumers looking for a real way to connect with pop culture brands and characters. their favourite. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
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